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ETHAN BUTLER w/ Shawnee Dez

  • Uncommon Ground (Lakeview) 3800 North Clark Street Chicago, IL, 60613 United States (map)


Ethan Butler is effortlessly charismatic. From his solo acoustic shows to his full band performances, Ethan showcases immense musical talent in both his vocal abilities and his guitar playing. This Chicago born-and-raised singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is a captivating performer.  

The sweet taste of his smooth and powerful vocals coupled with the intensity of his passionate lyrics pave the way for his listeners to embrace their story in a fresh way. While breaking free of generic molds, Ethan Butler unveils an eclectic repertoire that is both familiar and new.  

His unique Urban-Pop-Rock sound derives from the likes of Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, The Police, Maroon 5, Gary Clark Jr., Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Coldplay, Bruno Mars, and more. 

Ethan Butler recently released his debut live EP, "Live in Chicago" In December of 2017 and is at work on a studio EP to be released later this year. He caught his big break when he made it onto Season 7 of NBC’s The Voice and got to work closely with Adam Levine. He fought his way all the way to the live Battle Rounds and eventually was knocked out by Matt McAndrews who ended up in the Finals. Since then, Ethan has performed and lived in Los Angeles and Nashville, and is currently based out of Chicago. 

Ethan’s colorful melodies, vocal integrity, and musicianship are sure to impress and engage both the keen listener and the fellow artist. 


Hailing from Chicago, IL, the emerging singer/songwriter Shawnee Dez wants nothing more than to share her god given vocals and consciousness among vast audiences. Only in the early stages of her career, Shawnee intently engages her audience, encouraging energy exchanges - by immersing herself in public meditation translated by way of a dynamic multi-ranged alto melodic sound.

In celebration of her debut EP titled day child, Shawnee talks about the quest of an individual’s evolution in the sense that it’s no walk in the park, reminding us that its counterproductive to walk only by sight. When you see Shawnee perform, you cannot ignore her comfortability. Its literally communicable, so much, you believe its just you and her in an earthy sanctuary filled with greenery and energy muse materials. The concept behind Shawnee's debut EP title, day child, is to make her audience aware that her contribution to the music community is a seed that has just been planted.

"Sit in your silence, lay back and just watch the skies grow. Cast the spell of happiness upon your body, and, float away." - Shawnee Dez